Tag Archives: marketability

Let’s “Prince it”

May 16, 2016 | (8 comments).

Clearly, Prince was the MASTER of originality. He made wearing white frilly shirts super sexy and cool. He was both feminine and masculine. He made eyeliner sexy and intriguing. He was petite, with a massive presence. He was on fire, and he was shy. He was vulnerable in his music, and provocative and aggressive onstage.  No…

Are you risky ENOUGH?

December 10, 2015 | No Comments.

Being an Artist is a daredevil business. You take risks every single day. You are constantly putting yourself out on the line, letting yourself and your work be judged by strangers. The very nature of being an artist is in itself a great risk of the very vulnerable soul. So the question I invite you…

Your holiday gig

November 23, 2015 | (2 comments).

This is one of my favorite Blogs each year.  I re-release it when the holidays start rolling out! (So forgive the dated references, but add your favorite current shows in the comments!) YOU ARE REQUIRED TO VEG OUT IN FRONT OF THE T.V. While you are at home taking some precious moments to relax during the holiday…

Selecting Headshots, Not Selfies

September 25, 2014 | (11 comments).

Your Headshot is not your Selfie. With the advent of Selfies came the heightened sense of self-awareness to look great. I loved this wikipedia description: "They are usually flattering and made to appear casual." A Headshot is meant to be your most authentic self THAT GETS YOU WORK, which may not necessarily be your most "gorgeous"…

What do you see in the mirror?

May 6, 2014 | (7 comments).

One of the first things I notice with actors is how reluctant many are to watch their own work on camera. Few people enjoy staring at themselves in the mirror. The reflection in the mirror is filled with flaws: nose is too big, lips too small, eyes too puffy, hair too lifeless, skin too red.…

Selecting Headshots – NOT the avatar you

March 9, 2014 | (1 comment).

The first thing to know about Casting Directors' opinions of your Headshots: they don't trust your photo. After years of staring at photos and then calling an actor in to audition based on the look and enticing resume, I learned again and again that the actor who walked into the audition room was NOT the person…

AN ACTOR WHO DEFINES HIMSELF

April 9, 2013 | No Comments.

  Thank you, Mother Earth. Spring is here in NYC!!! And today I received an email that made my heart sing with happiness from one of your actor colleagues and Heidi Alumni, Zeshan Bhatti.  Today, he announced a short film that he wrote, directed, and starred in and just today posted on Vimeo to share.…

A Plea for Uniqueness

February 10, 2013 | No Comments.

Let me remind you of your uniqueness. People are running crazy trying to get the pilot season auditions, prepping and booking them, getting agents and managers to submit on line with your vision, and be a GOOD ACTOR.  I was coaching one of my peeps recently and noticed a crucial missing aspect in his prep. …

Steps towards your Dream Role

September 21, 2012 | No Comments.

Ever have that moment when you were afraid to take the next step?  I have it several times a week, and sometimes  many times in one day.  And deep down, in that secret private internal place, I know that I have a dream that I won't let go of and still want to achieve.  It…

Networking – make it count, make it real

August 24, 2012 | No Comments.

There is an onslaught of networking opportunities now available for actors.   Aside from the coincidental meetings that happen at the "right time, right place", many networking situations now require actors to pay to participate (ie, classes, events).   This has totally changed the actor hiring landscape in the past 5-10 years.  And you do want…